The book of Ruth is one of my favorite books in the Bible. What a woman to look up to! When a widow named Naomi lost her two sons, she told their wives to go back to their homeland and she would return to hers. Ruth was not willing to go back to her old way of life; she wanted to follow Naomi. God rewarded Ruth’s willingness to turn to a new way of life. He provided food for them and a new husband for Ruth. It may not be the most romantic story, but it is an illustration of God’s faithfulness to those who follow Him. In those times, women were dignified by their children and their heritage. Ruth was the grandmother of King David and in the lineage of Jesus. And it was all because Ruth made a choice to follow a good example and listen to her advice. What can you learn from those you choose to admire? Do you set an example for others to follow?
I am currently participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. My theme is life lessons from the Bible. You can find more information about the challenge by clicking on the badge to the right or click here for a list of participants. It has been an interesting experience so far and I have enjoyed finding and visiting other blogs. If you are a fellow participant, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!